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Old 04-14-20, 09:29 PM
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Sony Remote Turning On Two Sony Devices (Simutaneously)

This probably has to do with how the manufacturers design the IRs on the remotes but I have a Sony 4K Player & Sony 4K Blu-Ray player.

Using one remote turns both on and using any setup buttons mirror functions in the other player.

Is there any way to stop this or is this something I have to just deal with?
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Re: Sony Remote Turning On Two Sony Devices (Simutaneously)

This happens with a lot of my stuff- I just put a piece of black tape over the remote sensor of the one I'm not using, or put one of those foldable brochures over it.
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Re: Sony Remote Turning On Two Sony Devices (Simutaneously)

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
This happens with a lot of my stuff- I just put a piece of black tape over the remote sensor of the one I'm not using, or put one of those foldable brochures over it.
Thanks for the heads up!

I've just been trying to block out the players from each other with my hand

Also making sure to setup everything correctly, so I don't have to use the use the remote from a distance until the film is done.
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Yeah, they probably share IR codes so nothing you can do besides move one out to another room or cover up the receiver.
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Re: Sony Remote Turning On Two Sony Devices (Simutaneously)

Some remotes take this into account, but I'm struggling to think where I've seen it. It's too bad they weren't bluetooth remotes.

Out of curiosity, why do you need both players?
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Some remotes take this into account, but I'm struggling to think where I've seen it. It's too bad they weren't bluetooth remotes.

Out of curiosity, why do you need both players?
The recent Sony 4K Player I bought plays 4K BDs, BDs & DVDs.

The other Sony Player is Region-Free for BDs & DVDs. Keeping this particular player because I have a lot of BDs & DVDs that aren't Region A or Region 1 respectively.
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Re: Sony Remote Turning On Two Sony Devices (Simutaneously)

When I turn on the PS4, the PS3 turns on, too. I have to shut unit off every time. Doesn't happen the other way, though, if I start with the PS3.
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Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
The recent Sony 4K Player I bought plays 4K BDs, BDs & DVDs.

The other Sony Player is Region-Free for BDs & DVDs. Keeping this particular player because I have a lot of BDs & DVDs that aren't Region A or Region 1 respectively.
Ah, that makes perfect sense.

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When I turn on the PS4, the PS3 turns on, too. I have to shut unit off every time. Doesn't happen the other way, though, if I start with the PS3.
Check if that might be related to HDMI control. Try turning off 'Control for HDMI' on the PS3. It's under the 'System Settings' menu. This is assuming they're on the same system (either through the same receiver, or TV).
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Re: Sony Remote Turning On Two Sony Devices (Simutaneously)

I had this problem as well. I have a Sony 4K player and a region free Sony Blu player. Any time I hit power on one, both would turn on. It was annoying. I eventually just unplugged the region free player. But in doing that, it basically deterred me from even bothering to use it because I didn't want to have to move my stand to have to get everything plugged in again. I eventually bought these: BN-LINK Mini Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switch Power Plug In for Household Appliances, Wireless Remote Light Switch
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So you plug one of those into individual outlets, then plug a player into each. You use the remote to kill the power to whichever player you don't want to turn on. Then put power to the one you do. It's an extra step and an extra remote, but much more convenient than how I previously had it. I am happy with it now.

It's a pack of 3 so you'll have one leftover. Or you can find something similar that you can do a remote via app on your smartphone. I wasn't interested in something like that though.

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Thanks for the suggestion! I might have to look into that as it's a pretty cheap solution to (as you mentioned) a current annoyance.
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I think you’d be happy with the purchase.
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Re: Sony Remote Turning On Two Sony Devices (Simutaneously)

This happens with my 4K player and my region BD player. I usually leave the region free player unplugged. My PS4 and Sony AVR remain unaffected.
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Check if that might be related to HDMI control. Try turning off 'Control for HDMI' on the PS3. It's under the 'System Settings' menu. This is assuming they're on the same system (either through the same receiver, or TV).
That worked, thank you.
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That worked, thank you.
You're welcome! Glad it helped.
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